Clement Thistleton (Clem) HALPIN


HALPIN, Clement Thistleton

Service Number: 420746
Enlisted: 9 November 1941
Last Rank: Warrant Officer
Last Unit: No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Burringbar, New South Wales, 16 May 1918
Home Town: Byron Bay, Byron Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: St Finbarrs Convent School, Byron Bay and St Johns College, Woodlawn
Occupation: Shop Assistant
Died: Flying Battle, Pesaro, Italy, 21 August 1944, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Ancona War Cemetery, Italy
Ancona War Cemetery, Ancona, Marche, Italy
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane No 3 Squadron Roll of Honour, Burringbar RSL Memorial, Byron Bay Memorial Gates
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World War 2 Service

9 Nov 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 420746, Sydney, New South Wales
9 Nov 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer, SN 420746
10 Nov 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 420746
21 Aug 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Warrant Officer, SN 420746, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Clement Thistleton HALPIN was born on 16th May, 1918 in Burringbar, NSW

His parents were Cyril HALPIN and Ida Frances Amelia MILLS

He enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force on 9th November, 1941 & embarked on 6th March,1942 for the UK

He died on 21st August, 1944 in an air operation over Italy and is buried in Ancona War Cemetery, Grave ref.- Plot 111 Row J  Grave 11 -he is also commemorated on the Australian War Memorial.

He was a Warrant Officer with the 3rd Squadron (CMF) at the time of his death and was flying a Kittyhawk IV FX 760 - place Pesaro, Italy